Frozen by Francois Ollivier

Self taught photographer Francois Ollivier’s photo series “Frozen” will take you to a different kind of Winter Wonderland. Francois braved the cold and took some amazing minimalist pictures of Montreal.

Francois Ollivier

There’s not a very deep thinking behind that series. It actually became a relevant piece of work after a while. On different nights, I just grabbed my cam and my tripod and decided to leave the house and face the damn freezing cold winter we have in Montreal to take some pictures because. (we’re talking -25 degrees the night I was in that park). I was sure the snow and the light would be a nice mix.
-Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Winter, loneliness, the desert, the absence of humanity. the extreme power of the cold, in contrast with the soft and warming touch of a pink light.
-Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Frozen

Frozen

Minimalist. Changing. Structured. I am inspired by designers, film makers, fellow photographers, humane failure in creating a nice living environments. To drop some obvious name: Benoit Paillé, Greg Crewdson, Edward Hopper, Adria Paci and Franck Bohbot.
-Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Find what makes you different. Try stuff. Work hard. Every extra effort you make, that day you were not feeling like going out and ended up with great materials, that extra hour on editing that killed your eyes… all those stuff will be rewarding at the end. You have to love the process as much as the result. Do something that you’ve not seen yet!
-Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

Frozen

A digital camera and my eyes. I am sorry, but it’s not a very relevant in my case. I am not a gearhead and could do my work with any recent camera.
-Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier

About Francois Ollivier

Francois Ollivier is a self-taught photographer. Born in the south of France, he have lived and worked in Montreal since 2011. He wish he had a great story about inheriting his first camera from his grandfather or something like that, but no. He simply bought it in a store. He have studied languages, traveled quite a lot and spent several years being a creative ad guy. He now focus on his photography, based on observation and magnifying the simplest things. See more of his works on Behance or his Tumblr.